The goal of free universal pre-K programs for all children is gaining attention, but some regions can now only afford to offer free programs to at-risk children. Preschool advocates argue that the lifelong benefit outweighs the cost. (Photo: The Buffalo News)
Substantial evidence shows that students who do not read proficiently by the end of third grade face an uphill struggle for the rest of their education. Should students who do not meet that benchmark be promoted to fourth grade along with their peers, or should they be retained?
The study calculates high school graduation rates for children at different reading skill levels and with different poverty rates.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on Child Care and Early Education, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
The brief examines the challenges military families face when securing early care and education for their young children.
The working paper explores how early childhood experiences shape the brain's ability to focus, retain and work with information.
Many states lack data on children’s early childhood education, despite federal allocations designed to help states build their longitudinal data systems.
The brief summarizes the results from a project that aimed to shed light on factors that impact school readiness.
Child care costs are high and rising.
The brief reviews current state practices to support children's school readiness and suggests additional policy considerations.
The compendium is part of an on-going project to measure, evaluate and promote high-quality child care.
According to the study, summer learning loss is a major contributor to the achievement gap between low-income and high-income youth
The report finds that over 80 percent of fourth-graders from low-income families fail to reach proficient reading levels.
The report finds that today's new mothers are older, better educated and more likely to be single than their counterparts two decades ago.
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